Faculty Member

Heather Katherine Scott-​Marshall HBSc, MSc, PhD

Email Address(es)
heather.scott@utoronto.ca
Office Phone
416.737.1474
Division(s)/Office
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Position
Adjunct Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member

Research Interests

Health and human consequences of labour market experiences with a focus on precarious employment and work insecurity; the social and economic consequences of work disablity over the life course; social inequalities in health arising from work-related exposures; longitudinal methods

Education & Training History

  • HBSc Psychology, University of Toronto
  • MSc Behavioural Science, Community Health, University of Toronto
  • PhD Social Science & Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto

Professional Summary & Appointments

  • President, Mission Research Incorporated
  • Adjunct Professor, Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Representative Publications

Scott-Marshall, HK (In Press). Occupational Gradients in Work-Related Insecurity and Health: Interrogating the Links. International Journal of Health Services.

Scott-Marshall H, Tompa E, Wang Y, Liao Q. Long-Term Mortality Risk in Individuals with Permanent Work-Related Impairment (2014). Canadian Journal of Public Health, 105(5), e330-e335.

Smith P, Bielecky A, Koehoorn M, Beaton DE, Ibrahim S, Mustard CA, Saunders R, Scott-Marshall HK (2014). Are Age-related Differences in the Consequences of Work Injury Greater when Occupational Physical Demands are High? American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 57(4), 438-444.

Scott-Marshall HK, Tompa E, Wang Y, Liao Q. Long-Term Mortality Risk in Individuals with Permanent Work-Related Impairment (2014). Canadian Journal of Public Health, 105(5) e330-e335.

Scott-Marshall, HK (2013). A Commentary on “A Randomized Controlled Trial to Improve Health Among Women Receiving Welfare in the US: The Relationship Between Employment Outcomes and the Economic Recession.” Social Science & Medicine, 80, 141-146.

Smith P, Bielecky A, Mustard C, Beaton D, Hogg-Johnson S, Ibrahim S, Koehoorn M, McLeod C, Saunders R, Scott-Marshall HK (2013). The Relationship Between Age and Work Injury in British Columbia: Examining Differences Across Time and Nature of Injury. Journal of Occupational Health, 55, 2, 98-107

Scott-Marshall HK, Tompa E (2011). The Health Consequences of Precarious Employment Experiences. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 38, 4, 369-382.

Scott-Marshall, HK (2010). The Social Patterning of Work-Related Insecurity and Its Health Consequences. Social Indicators Research, 96, 2, 313-337.

Tompa E, Scott-Marshall HK, Fang M (2010). Social Protection and the Employment Contract: The Impact on Sickness Absence. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 37, 3, 251-260.

Tompa E, Scott-Marshall HK, Fang M (2008). The Impact of Temporary Employment and Job Tenure on Work-Related Sickness Absence. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 65:801-807.

Scott-Marshall, HK (2007). Work-Related Insecurity in the New Economy: Evaluating the Consequences for Health. Research in Political Sociology, 16 (Issue: “Politics and Neoliberalism: Structure, Process and Outcome”), 21-60.

Scott-Marshall HK, Tompa E, Trevithick S (2007). The Social Patterning of Underemployment and Its Health Consequences. International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, 44, 1, 7-34.

Tompa E, Scott-Marshall HK, Dolinschi R, Trevithick S, Bhattacharyya S (2007). Precarious Employment Experiences and their Health Consequences: Towards a Theoretical Framework. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 28, 3, 209-224.

Tompa E, Scott HK, Trevithick S, Bhattacharyya S (2006). Precarious Employment and People with Disabilities. In: Precarious Employment: Understanding Labour Market Insecurity in Canada, Vosko, LF, editor. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press. pp. 90-114.

Scott HK, Irvine J, Ritvo P, Mann RE (2005). Can Psychological Interventions Reduce Mortality Rates in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease and Cancer? A Review of Randomized Trials. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 2, 2, 13-24.

Scott HK (2004). Reconceptualizing the Nature and Health Consequences of Work-Related Insecurity for the New Economy: the Decline of Workers’ Power in the Flexibility Regime. International Journal of Health Services, 34, 1, 143-153.

Honours & Awards

Dan Ublansky Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Research Action Alliance on the Consequences of Work Injury (RAACWI) (2010-2013); Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (2005-2008); S. Leonard Syme Fellowship, Institute for Work and Health (2004); Peter Kong-Ming New Award, Department of Public Health Sciences (2002); Wilfred George Scott Fellowship in Gerontology Research, Institute for Human Development, Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto (1998); The Gina Gesser Memorial Award, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto (1998).